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(Sept. 13th 1817. ther out of sight, rose, when it ascended, to a much great. || amply redeems this pledge to the public; and if our limits er height in the air, and took a wider circuit in its wheel- permitted, it were easy to satisfy our readers, by reference ing flight. It was much less shy in approaching its com to particular parts, how much the execution of the work panions on the top of the bill; for it took some crumbs has exceeded the promise held out. In a future Number, of biscuit from the band of one of the party, which it if we can spare a little space, we may probably resume had not done in any part of the expedition ; but all its the account of this work, and make some extracts from it. motions indicated at this time considerable anxiety.-At last it commenced another wheeling flight, hovered
New Publications. about for some time, and finally disappeared, without any of its anxious companions perceiving to what quar ANOTHER poem, from the prolific pen of Lord Byron, ter it had directed its course ; but, on their return, they under the title of the “ Lament of Tasso," has made its were gratified with finding that it had reached home, at appearance. It alsounds with luxuriant metaphor, and the distance of several miles, in a few minutes after its the richest conceptions of the sublime. His lordship's disappearance on the top of the hill, and after an absence wanderings having brought him to Ferrara, and to the of seven hours.
hospital of St Anna, with avidity be views the relics of The pigeon still remains the solitary inmate of its the immortal Tasso; enters the cell wherein the poet was kind in the same house; but it is somewhat singular that confined for aspiring to the love of the Princess Leonora, it has never once throughout the summer. ventured on ano
of the House of Este; bis warm imagination personifies ther excursion, even to a short distance, with any of the the Bard, and in that lonely cell Lord Byron breathed servants, and indeed it scarcely ever leaves the kitchen. this Lament.
The General Zoology of the late Dr Shaw proceeds to
wards its completion, under the superintendance of Mr LITERATURE.
J. F. Stephens, with plates by the ingenious Mrs Grif
fiths. The two parts of the tenth volume bave appeared ANALYTICAL REVIEW.
within the month, containing Aves, and they appear to be Encyclopædia Edinensis, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, lection of facts which distinguished the parts printed on
, compiled with the same system, and the same careful sefc.; by JAMES MILLAR, M.D. Vol. I. and 11. Edinburgh. Hill & Co.
der the care of the original author.
The ingenious authoress of Conversations on Chemistry, THREE publications under the name of Encyclopædia has published a pleasing volume of Conversations en Boare now going on in Edinburgh ; and innumerable works tany, which nothing but the inveterate dulness of scientific of the same description are the periodical offspring of the nomenclature will prevent from becoming as popular as prolific London press, thus affording the most satisfactory her former work. proof of the great demand for such performances, and a An edition, in English, of Madame de Genlis's Palace pretty sure indication of the diffusion of useful knowledge of Truth, ber master-piece, and the most instructive mo
When the Encyclopædia Edinensis was announced in ral story extant; and a French version of l'Enfant Proa well-written Prospectus, with all our respect for the digue, both illustrated with coloured engravings, serve as talents and experience of the learned Editor, we must a valuable accession to books of education. confess that our doubts of the practicability of executing Mr John Sydney Hawkins, in an elaborate work, the task within the limits which he had prescribed to called, an Inquiry into the Nature and History of Greek himself were very strong ; but the conclusion of the first and Latin Poetry, bas merited the gratitude of classical volume, and the comparative view of its contents, bave scholars, by whom his volume will be studied with pleaentirely removed them; and all apprehension, on the sure, and consulted with frequent advantage. Mr H. score of miscalculation, if the same method be pursued lays it down as his fundamental propositions:-- 1. That throughout the remaining volume, has vanished. The the laws of poetry are founded in reason and good sense ; first volume proceeds as far in the order of the Alphabet and, 2d. That the principles of music must be considered as three and a half, or nearly four volumes of larger as the foundation of the laws of poetry. On these bases works. It ends with a short treatise on the process of he las raised a sytem creditable to bis learning, taste, Bread-muking; and, comparing the different parts of this and industry. comprehensive volume with the corresponding divisions of A pleasing volume, under the title of a Picturesque more extended works, we could not help being struck Tour through France, Switxerland, and part of the Newith the skill and industry exhibited in every part of it, therlands, will serve either to convey just notions to the in bringing so large a portion of valuable matter within fire-side traveller, or the tourist who chooses to pursue so narrow a compass.
“Extensive usefulness," it is sta- the route of the author. ted in the Prospectus, “ will be the characteristic feature
ARCHÆOLOGY, of this work; and, in treating of the multifarious objects British Monachism, or Manners and Customs of the which it embraces, strict attention to proper selection, Monks and Nuns of England : to which are added, condensation, and methodical arrangement, will enable 1. Peregrinatorium Religiosum, or Manners and Customs the Editor and his associates to exbibit, within the limits of ancient Pilgrims; 2. Consuetudinal of Anchorets and proposed, a clear, accurate, and comprehensive view of Hermits ; 3. Account of the Continentes, or Women every department of knowledge.” The present volume ll who had made vows of Chastity; 4. Four Select Poems
13th Sept. 1817.)
13 in various Styles ; by Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke, M.A. table of reference to authors ; illostrated by figures of F.S.A. £.3.3s.
five species, engraved on wood by Willis; to which is The third Part of Neal's Illustrated History of West- added, a general Catalogue of British Birds, with the minster Abbey. Royal 4to. 168,-imp. 4to. £.1, 4s, provincial names for each, &c.; by T. Forster. 8s. crown folio, (to correspond with the new edition of Dug General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History ; dale's Monasticon, of which only fifty copies are printed, commenced by the late George Shaw, M.D. F.R.S. &c. £.1.1116,-imperial folio, £.2.12,6,-proofs on India with Plates from the first authorities and most select spepaper and etchings, £.2 12.6.
cimens, engraved principally by Mrs Griffith ; this vol. Pompeiana, or Observations upon the Topography, Edi- consists of Birds, by J. F. Stephens, F.L.S. Vol. X. fices, and Ornarnents of Pompeii ; by Sir William Gell, 8vo. £.2. 12. 6-royal paper, £.3 , 16s. F.R.S. F. A. S. &c. and J. P. Gandy, Esq. arch. No. II. 8vo. 88.
Itinerary of the Morea; being a particular description BOTANY.
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north-eastern coast of America, and of the tribes inhabitChemical Amusement : comprising a Series of curious ing that remote region; by Lieut. Edward Chappell, of and instructive Experiments in Chemistry : by Fred. the royal navy. 8vo. With plates and a chart. 12%. Accum, operative chemist. 1 2mo. 88.1 .
A Picturesque Tour through France, Switzerland, on COMMERCE.
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through a Wretched Country ; by an English Officer ; DRAMA.
with fourteen bumorous coloured plates and a map. 8s. The Persian Hunters, or the Rose of Gorgostan : an Opera, in three acts, performed at the English Operahouse; the words by Thomas Noble, the music by Mr
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materials, are preparing for publication by Mr T. Wilkie, The Genuine Works of William Hogarth, with bio- of Paternoster-row. graphical Anecdotes; by John Nichols, F.S.A. and the The life of Richard Watson, Lord Bishop of Landaff, late George Steevens, f. R. S. and F.S. A.: containing written by himself at different intervals, and revised in Clavis Hogarthians, and other illustrative essays; with 1814, will speedily be published by his son, Richard Wac50 additional Plates. Vol. II. 4to. £.44s. son, L.L.B. prebendary of Landaff and Wells.
Miss Lucy Aikin is preparing for the press, Memoirs Outline of the Revolution in Spanish America; by a of the Court of Queen Elizabeth ; comprising a minute South American. . 7s. 6d.
view of her domestic life, and notes of the manners, amuse· An Abridgment of Universal History, commencing monts, arts, and literature of her reign. The present with the Creation, and carried down to the Peace of Pa- work is composed upon the plan of uniting with the perris in 1763; in which the descent of all nations from sonal history of a celebrated female sovereign, and a contheir common ancestor is traced, the course of coloniza- rected narration of the domestic events of her reign, a tion is marked, the progress of the arts and sciences noti- large portion of biographical anecdote, private memoir, ced, and the whole story of mankind is reviewed, as con and tracts illustrative of an interesting period of English nected with the moral government of the world, and the history. Original letters, speeches, and occasional poems revealed dispensation ; by the Rev. E. W. Whitaker.- are largely interspersed. 2 vols. 4to. £.8 , 8s.
The third volume of the Personal Narrative of M. De NATURAL HISTORY
Humboldt's Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the Conversations on Botany, with twenty engravings, New Continent, during the years 1799–1804, translated and a short account is added of some of the principal fo- by Helen Maria Williams, is nearly ready. reign species. 12mo. 78. 6d, plain-or 10s. 6d. co An Essay on the Chemical History and Medical TreatJoured.
ment of Calculous Disorders, with plates, by A. Marcet, Observations of the Natural History of the Swallow M.D. F.R.S. is in the press. Tribe, with collateral statements of facts relative to their Mr Richard Hand, glass-painter, proposes to publish, migration, and to their brunal torpidity; and a copious | by subscription, a Practical Treatise on the Art of Paint
Turks preparing for Publication.-Foreign Periodical Publications. (13th Sept. 1817. ing on Glass, compiled and arranged from the original il. An octavo edition of Mr Mawes' interesting Travels manuscripts of his late father, Richard Hand, historical in the Brazils, will be published shortly. glass-painter to his Majesty. The discoveries of modern M. L'Abbé Bossut is printing introductory Latin and chemistry, which have brought to our knowledge various Italian Books, on the plan of bis far-famed introductory new metals and oxydes, which produce by vitrification French Books. A Latin Word-Book and Phrase-Book, inany beautiful colours necessary for painting on glass, and and an Italian Word-Book and Phrase-Book, may there which were unknown to the ancients, will be duly noticed, fore be expected in a few weeks. to correct an erroneous idea that they excelled in the art; Mr Walter Scott's “ History of Scotland" is rapidly and, in opposition to the mistaked notion, that the art bas advancing at press. been lost, it will be clearly shown that it has been con Dr Jobn Mayo proposes to publish some Remarks on tinued to the present day, and that in former times it was Insanity, in addition to those already published by Dr never brought to the perfection it has now attained. The Thomas Mayo. mistaken grounds on which the ancients are supposed to A History of St Domingo, from the earliest period to have excelled in the art will be pointed out, and such the present time, from the best authorities, is in prepapositive proofs of their inferiority be adduced, as will leave ration. po further room for erroneous misconception on the sub Miss Lefanu, the authoress of Strathallen, has in the ject.
press, a new Novel, entitled Helen Montergle.si Miss A. M. Porter, author of the Recluse of Norway, On the 1st of September will be published, the fifth will soon publish the Knight of St John, a romance. and last part of Albert Durer's Prayer-Book, with in
Dr Bancroft has in the press, and nearly ready for pub- traductory matter, a portrait of Albert Durer, and an lication, a Sequel to his Essay on Yellow Fever.
Index explanatory to the designs; this work is printed Mr James Moore's History of Vaccination will speedily from stone, with the Lithographic Press. be published.
On the 1st of October will appear, from Ackermann's A pamphlet bas lately been printed in London on the Lithographic Press, a folio work, in 40 pages, containsubject of the Herculanean manuscripts; and M. Millin, of ing Ornaments from the Antique, for the use of archiParis, has published in the Magazin Encyclopedique some tects, sculptors, painters, and ornamental workers. account of the same. It appears that a Dr Sickler, a Ha In a few days will be published, Cælebs Deceived ; by noverian, conceives he has invented an improved mode of Harriet Corp. unrolling them, and that he is to be patronised in his plan. A Reply will speedily be published to the Rev. Mr Mr Hayter
, was, in December last, at Paris, with a view Matthias's Inquiry into the Doctrines of the Reformato unroll the six manuscripts given by the King of Naples tion, or a right convincing and conclusive Confutation of to the Emperor Napoleon; but, being obliged to make Calvinism. use of the ancient method, bis progress, in spite of bis In the course of September will be published, Part I. zeal, was not more rapid, 'nor his success greater, than of an edition of the Hebrew Bible, without points, to be at Naples. We collect, from a letter of Sir T. Tyrwhitt, completed in four parts ; which is uniform to an edition that the great collection of these manuscripts remain at of the Hebrew Bible with Points that was published in Naples in statu quo.
May last; either of these Bibles may be had interpaged Miss Benger is preparing for the press, Memoirs, with with English, Greek, or Latin ; and thus conjoined, will a selection from the Correspondence, and other unpub- not, when bound, exceed one inch in thickness, or as a lished Writings, of the late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton, Hebrew Bible alone, will be only half an inch. author of Letters on Education, Agrippina, &c. in two
The Theological Works of Dr Isaac Barrow are. volumes, small octavo.
printing at Oxford, in six octavo volumes. Zapolya, a dramatic poem, from the prolific pen of Mr Mr Moir announces another selection, containing the Coleridge, is now in the press, and will appear in a few earliest information of the most remarkable cities of andays.
tient and modern times, their customs, architecture, &c. In October will appear, a Universal History, transla
Mr Cole, of Colchester, bas prepared for tbe press, an ted from the German of Jobn Muller; in 3 vols. 8vo. Introduction to the first Principles of Algebra, in a series It contains a philosophical inquiry into the moral, and of Dialogues, designed for the use of those who bave not more especially the political causes which bave given rise the advantage of a tutor. to the most important revolutions.
Professor Orfila, author of the important work on Animal, Mineral, and Vegetable Poisons, has in the press,
Foreign Periodical Publications. at Paris, an elementary work on Chemistry. An English translation will appear soon after the publication of AMONG the numberless curiosities presented by German the original.
literature, must unquestionably be distinguished the proSpeedily will be published, a Practical Inquiry into spectus of a universal German Encyclopedia ; intended the Causes of the frequent Failure of the Operations to comprise, “all that is known to man, and all that is for extracting and depressing the Cataract'; with a de- within the power of man to know." -The bulky Encyscription of a new and improved series of operations, byclopedias of France, with their rivals in England, are which most causes of failure may be avoided; by Sir || not to be compared to an undertaking so immeasurable.William Adams.
It is, however, modestly proposed to include the whole in
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15 thirty quarto .volumes, accompanied with 500 plates.
DRAMA. The alphabetical order will be adopted, and nothing will On Tuesday, 15th July, Messrs Oxberry and Penley, be omitted. It is to be completed in five years, and the from the Theatre - Royal, Drury-lane, were announced price will be about a guinea a volume.
to perform at Valenciennes Theatre, but M. Talma arriv. Neu Allemania, Sc. - New Germany, a periodical ing late on the Monday evening, the English company work, historical and political. This work is printed at were compelled to give way to the French one, and TalSulzbach, and refers chiefly to the late and present con ma made his first appearance upon this stage, in the trastitutions of Germany.
gedy of “ Manlius Capitolinus," by Fosse. Messrs Die Vorzeit, &c. --Old Times, a journal destined to Oxberry and Penley waited the whole of Wednesday, the history, poetry, arts, literature, and antiquities, of the expecting, some apology from the French manager,
for his illiberal and unjust conduct to them and the A quarterly journal, in Hebrew and German, for the English company of comedians ; but not receiving any, peculiar use of the Jews, and lovers of Biblical and He a letter was forwarded to M. Talma, who, on reading it, brew Literature, is announced at Berlin. It is to be solicited an interview with the English manager, informed edited by Heineman, translator of the Bible into German, him that two English generals had just called to pay their to which he has annexed a commentary. Hebrew liter- respects, and after amusing him with innumerable trifles, ature is now supported with a spirit of emulation, and has equally vain and ridiculous, requested he would inform become an object of a lucrative trade, particularly in Mr Oxberry, that be was ignorant of the whole proceedAustria.
ing, wished bim a good morning, declared nothing would A political journal for the country of Wirtemburg has give bim a greater
pleasure than to see him in Paris
, (a recently been undertaken, called For and against- and is short journey of 150 miles,) and that he would there show exclusively destined to the debates, negociations, revolu- bim what a grateful recollection be entertained of the tions, &c. of that kingdom.
hospitable and generous conduct he had experi
enced in Englaud: On Wednesday, the English comITALY. A new historical, political, and literary journal, is an pany were permitted to perform the “Iron Chest” nounced at Rome, under the title of Efemeridi Romani. and the Highland Reel;” Mr Penley sustained the These Ephemerides will contain the public decrees and part of Sir Edward Mortimer with great ability, and Me orders of the powers, both temporal and spiritual, which Oxberry
performed Samson in the play, and Shelty in the elaim the force of laws documents which may serve as
farce. They have since appeared in some of their most materials for the history of passing events ; articles of favourite characters, and if applause may be considered general literature ; with a critical analysis of new works, approbation, they have no cause for complaint. The rest articles referring to the fine arts, antiquities, agriculture of the company, with few exceptions, comprises a " scum and other miscellaneous matters. A number will be pub of Britons, whom their o'er-cloyed country vomits forth to lished every fortnight.
desperate adventures and assured disgrace.”. Among the Two new journals have been started, the first at Pa- scum, the names of Dawson, Dawson jun. Rivers, Moredua, to be published monthly, and called Il Relatore della land, and Shepherd, stand pre-eminently conspicuous ; the Literatura d'Italia. The second is, An historical jour- elder Dawson was originally a pains-taking butcher, nal, but not excluding politics, literature, the arts, and and, for his own credit's sake and that of the stage, it is commerce, intended to appear at Venice, weekly, under to be wished he had confined his butcheries to White. the title of Il nuovo Osservatore Veneziano..
chapel, and not obtruded them upon the dramaThere
are three young ladies, however, possessing great ability ; The number of periodical works in this countrý has been lents would do credit to the London boards.
Miss Penley, Miss R. Penley, and Miss Jones, whose iaconsiderably increased within these ten years. Four
Mrs Belichambers, who is engaged for the approaching monthly journals are now published': – the Political Journal-the Atheneum-tbe Minerva—the Darfana.
season at Drury-lane, is said to possess a finer contralio Three appear every quarter--the Archives of Jurispru. Kennedy. As ber brilliant success at Bath, where she
voice than the stage has exhibited since the days of Mrs dence the Theological Library—the Journal of Foreign headed the vocal department, bas introduced her to a Literature. The number of newspapers is nine : the Of London ordeal, a sanguine expectation has been raised by ficial Gazette--the Sheet of Advertisements--the Citizen's Friend--the Day-Skilderic--the Friend of the Po
the many reports of her youth, beauty, and intelligence. lice—the Daily Post--the Spectator-and Adrastea. The vent-garden with the expiration of the next season, when
Miss Stephens will relinquish her engagement at Cowhole number is sixteen.
she proceeds to Italy, till a year has elapsed from the en
suing March, at the expense of the society directing the At Casan, a committee, named by the university, pub-concerts of Ancient Music. Dishes a weekly sheet, or journal. At Astracan, a jour Mr Brabam's engagement at Covent-garden is said to nal, as well political as literary in its nature, is published | be for a limited number of nights. The terms have not in the Russian and Armenian languages. Besides these, transpired, but he goes upon a carte blanche. some of the professors of the university of Charkou have Mi Incledon sailed on Thursday, 21st August, from associated to conduct a literary monthly journal under the Liverpool to America, but not to fulfil an engagement title of the Ukraine Herald.
with Holman or any other manager, as the papers bave
(13th Sept. 1817, asserted. His lyrical entertainment and most popular | tram, M'Alpine, and others. At Drury-lane upwards of songs have been adapted to the American taste, and he forty names bave been erased from the pay.list, and the visits the shores of Columbia upon an independent specu- | aggregate expense reduced about fifteen pounds per cent. lation. Mrs Incledon and Master Taylor bave accom The Prospectus of a new publication, intended to companied him.
prise the most popular acting plays, has been issued by Mr Among the seceders from Covent.garden Theatre, Oxberry, under whose superintendence many points of li“ upon compulsion,” we suppose, are Messrs. Barrymore, terary improvement, and professional value, are detailed Murray, Higman, King, Jefferies, &c. with Misses Mor- ll with uncommon perspicuity and elegance.
AN ORIGINAL POEM.
Wert all to me that earth could hold;
Than tongue can tell, or ever told :-
Thine ashes rest--thy reliques lie ;
The frame, that seem'd too fair to die !
And stops, to scan !pon the tree
That bore the earthly name on thee.
Strays on amid the smiling scene ; And thou, to all on earth but me,
Art now as thou had'st never been ! Ah ! little did I think, when I
With thee have roam'd at eventide ; Mark'd setting sun, and purpling sky,
And sauntered by the river's side ; And gaz'd on thee--my destin'd bride!
How soon thou would'st from hence depart ;
With aching head, and heavy heart!
Place, not a fear, nor charm can have
That revels, rustling, o'er thy grave!
The night is not the time of rest ;
A darkened scéne-despair my guest !
May paint thce to my arms restor'd ;
A moment's rapture to afford :
Despair is fed, and all is well ;
From dream of heaven, I wake to hell !
On me to bend thy heavenly eye ;
Still nurse the love that cannot die.,
Support this drooping soul of mine ;
OF A HIGHLAND CRIEF, EXECUTED AFTER THE REBELLION.
By Walter Scott, Esq.
To till a nameless grave !
We then had mourn'd thee not!
The watch-word of despair ;
Last of a mighty line!
Are sleeping on thy tomb.
Not e'en thy dust is there !
Thou lead'st the chase no more.
And all is hush'd again.
His saddest and his last :
Last of a miglity line !
By Mr Soane. Wate, my love the young day wakes,
And from yonder clouds of night, The star of morning freshly breaks,
In a beam of purple light.